Fishing and Hunting Still Open:
Fishing and hunting for 2020 are still open per statewide seasons/regulations.  Licenses and permits to fish and hunt are required as usual.  Boat registrations may be renewed at county clerks offices by mail or drop-box.  Open-air sites such as public lakes/streams and wildlife management areas remain open.

State Offices Closed to In-Person Contact but Still Available to Help:
State offices and facilities are closed to in-person contact with the public to minimize health risks. Until further notice, please use this website, call us at 800-858-1549, or email Info.Center@ky.gov for assistance. 

Additional Information
For the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Kentucky, please visit kycovid19.ky.gov. Coronavirus and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife: answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW)

 

Becoming an Outdoors Woman



The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program (BOW) is an international program sponsored in part by the KDFWR and other partners including Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation. BOW is designed primarily for adult age women interested in building confidence and outdoor skills relevant in hunting and fishing.

Workshops range from 1-3 day events and are held at various locations across Kentucky. Come find out why thousands of women have already participated in this unique opportunity to learn more about hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife- related adventures in the Bluegrass State!

Upcoming Events

2020 BOW Event Dates

All events will have ONLINE registration. Please check back on our website 1 or 2 months ahead of the event date to register! A link will be posted when registration is open.

  • September 11-13 - BOW Weekend Camp Currie (295 Camp Currie Road Benton, KY 42025) This is a weekend long event! Registration fee of $95 will cover food, lodging and classes. You can bring your own tent or you can stay in the cabin. There will be a possibility of semi-private cabins at an additional fee. Participants will be able take four classes during the course of the weekend. A brief overview of some of the classes being offered is fishing from a boat, nature craft classes, basic/advanced firearm safety and learn to hunt classes! And much more!
  • The BOW workshops are for you if......

    • You have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
    • You are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
    • You know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
    • You are just looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

    Some of the classes held at most workshops are.....

    • Basics of Archery
    • Wild Game Cooking
    • Basics/Advanced Fishing
    • Introduction to Wild Mushrooms
    • Survival in the Outdoors
    • Edible Wild Plants
    • Basics of Fly Tying
    • Basics of Hunting in KY
    • Pistol Safety
    • Basic Rifle Use and Safety
    • Tree Identification
    • Basic Shotgun and Safety
    • Wildlife ID and Game Tracking

    Conducted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Department of Parks, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the University of Kentucky.

    Contact Us!

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
    1 Sportsman's Lane
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    1-800-858-1549

    Olivia Dangler
    Becoming an Outdoors Woman Coordinator
    1 Sportsman's Lane
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    1-800-858-1549 X 4493
    (270) 245-7612

     

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